|Ready In||50 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Portuguese moelas, also known as chicken gizzards, are a traditional dish in Portugal. They are typically made by simmering chicken gizzards with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices until tender. The dish is often served as an appetizer or as a main course with bread or rice.
Moelas are considered a popular comfort food in Portugal, and they are often enjoyed with a glass of red wine or a cold beer. They are also a common dish in Portuguese restaurants, especially those specializing in traditional cuisine.
In addition to being delicious, moelas are also relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare, which has contributed to their popularity in Portugal and beyond. Some people also believe that moelas have health benefits, as chicken gizzards are a good source of protein and other nutrients.
Overall, if you are a fan of hearty, flavorful dishes, then you may enjoy trying Portuguese moelas.
- Clean the gizzards of skins and fats, wash them and drain them.
- Cut the gizzards into pieces.
- Cut the chourico into thick cubes.
- In a pan with the olive oil, sauté the onions, garlic and bay leaves.
- Mid way through the sauté, add the chourico and let it cook a little longer.
- Add the gizzards.
- Season with a little salt, add the chili peppers and cook a little.
- Add the tomato paste, pour in the white wine and water.
- Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes until tender.